Posts Tagged ‘Orly’

Valentine’s Day Manicure

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Today is Valentine’s Day, so I’ve made a tiny effort to use my stamping plates for once. I wanted to go with a pink base, so I applied three thin coats of Orly Basket Case. It’s a gorgeous hot pink creme that’s been standing in my Helmer way too long without being tried. I chose a heart design from the Konad plate M3, and I used China Glaze Millennium (a beautiful silver chrome) for the stamping. For top coat I used Poshe. I still haven’t really decided if I like it better than Seche Vite or not. My gut is still in love with Seche..

The hearts ended up too far to the edge of the nail, but I didn’t have time to redo it so it’ll have to do =) And since I don’t have access to any light during the weekdays I had to take the photos with flash.



How about a hunk for Valentine’s Day? Can you say no to this guy’s invite?


Aaah I wanna go rub his belly now!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Zoya Rica & Orly Emberstone

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

This manicure is from June, I’m still wading through photos from these past few months. The main color here is the orange/coral/pink? Rica from Zoya, and as an accent on my ring fingers I’ve used the warm red Orly Emberstone. I paired these as I thought the golden/orange shimmer in Emberstone looked similar to Rica. I probably did three or four thin coats to get some nice depths in these polishes.

I’m not too happy with these photos, but I hope you can see some of their beauty. First a couple of shots in the sun:

And the last ones are in indirect light:

A closeup from the last photo:

The multi-colored shimmer in Emberstone is quite stunning, I love the mix of pink and gold shimmer.

Orly – Out Of This World

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

I’ve had this polish for quite a while but I didn’t try it out until about a month ago. Out Of This World is one of the polishes from Orly’s Cosmic FX collection, and it’s a dark purple polish with a cool toned gold duochrome shift. I’ve applied four thin coats + Seche Vite, since the base is a bit sheer I think it gives it that extra depth to do one more coat than usual.

The duochrome effect isn’t that strong, but I think you can still see it in the photos. All of the photos are taken in daylight:

I think this one is a real beauty even if it’s not the star of the collection. It’s dark and vampy, and the lighter color shift makes it quite interesting. I think Cosmic FX may be one of my all time favorite collections!


Orly It’s Not Rocket Science

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Here’s something I found from a couple of months ago that I haven’t had time to publish until now, Orly It’s Not Rocket Science from the Cosmic FX  collection. When they first came out I didn’t think I’d want this since I’ve never been really fond of yellowish greens, but oh my did I change my mind when I tried it! I probably used three to four coats to really get some depth in this since it’s a bit sheer, and then Seche Vite on top of that. When these photos were taken I’d probably had it on for a few days, hence the tip wear.

So, let’s have a look at this duochrome beauty:

I’m pretty sure it was cloudy when I took these photos, but that’s good weather for duochromes.

I love the way the shimmer particles (?) look.

Here you see more of the bluer green tone it gets in more extreme angles.

This last photo is taken with flash to show how shimmery it is:

I love love love this polish! I couldn’t stop staring at my nails while wearing this. What do you think of it?

Pimping Up Galaxy Girl With Nfu Oh #50

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

I wanted to play with some flakies again, so I put a layer of Nfu Oh #50 on top of Orly Galaxy Girl. I really like the result!

The flakes don’t stand out that much in this mani, but it gives it something extra.

The orange you see in this photo is just a reflection from a lamp.

I also used this Nfu Oh polish on top of H&M’s Fashionista, which you can see in this blog post.

Galaxy Girl

Friday, January 7th, 2011

This is my very first polish from Orly, Galaxy Girl from the Cosmic FX collection. I’m really loving the rubber cap! It’s a little hard to describe the color, I would say it’s a dark reddish purple with purple and teal glass flecks in it. The blue/green duochrome effect is very visible in the bottle, but not as much on the nail. Still, it’s a very nice polish, I get a vampy/gothic feel about this one. I ended up with four layers, and topped it with Seche Vite.

Photo taken outside in the shade.

In direct sunlight you can see the beautiful shimmer, but the duochrome effect is almost gone.

I need more Cosmic FX!